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    Brown suggests Trump ‘sanctuary’ suit against California driven by fear of Mueller probe
    Mar08

    Brown suggests Trump ‘sanctuary’ suit against California driven by fear of Mueller probe

    Gov. Jerry Brown of California suggested on Wednesday that pressure related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia contributed to the Trump administration’s decision to file a lawsuit challenging new California laws protecting immigrants.Speaking to reporters in...

    Russia’s Gas War on Ukraine Flames Out
    Mar08

    Russia’s Gas War on Ukraine Flames Out

    KYIV, Ukraine—After more than a week of snowstorms and gray skies, Monday morning dawned sunny and clear in Ukraine’s capital city. Similarly, on that day, the clouds had also somewhat parted over a forestalled gas war with Russia—albeit briefly. “The period of gas blackmail of our country by Russia has already passed,” Ukrainian President...

    Putin Praises Trump, Assails Sanctions, Vows To Defend ‘Great Power’ Russia
    Mar07

    Putin Praises Trump, Assails Sanctions, Vows To Defend ‘Great Power’ Russia

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin praised U.S. President Donald Trump as a “balanced” man he can negotiate with, but he also assailed the West for “illegitimate and unfair” Ukraine-related sanctions imposed on Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Impossibility of Italian Politics
    Mar07

    The Impossibility of Italian Politics

    Italy has the best claim of any Western state to be the nursery of the most consequential political movements of the 20th century. This week’s Europe-shaking election in the peninsula emphasized that remarkable creativity, with dozens of parties, many with only local existences, vying for a slice of the vote. But the outcome may also mean...

    Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?
    Mar07

    Has Donald Trump caused an existential crisis for political satire?

    Director Armando Iannucci from the film ‘The Death of Stalin’ poses for a portrait in the YouTube x Getty Images Portrait Studio at 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, Utah. (Robby Klein/Getty Images) In his non-fiction book The Gulag Archipelago, the dissident author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn paints a scene wherein a...

    Ukraine Struggles To Batten Down Cyberhatches As Russia Said To Expand ‘Testing Ground’
    Mar07

    Ukraine Struggles To Batten Down Cyberhatches As Russia Said To Expand ‘Testing Ground’

    A deputy head of the presidential administration and a pro-government hacker say Ukrainian institutions remain unprepared for Russian cyberattacks and in some cases have ignored advice to bolster their defenses. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’
    Mar07

    Russian company names an ice cream ‘Poor Jews’

    A company in Russia’s Tartarstan region sells an ice cream cone named “Poor Jews.” (Slavitsa) (JTA) — Jews in Russia’s Tatarstan region are objecting to a new ice cream called “Poor Jews.” The ice cream cone, announced last month by the Slavitsa company in Naberezhnye Chelny, 600 miles east of Moscow, is wrapped in an image of...

    Putin very, very pleased with Trump and his willingness to ‘compromise’
    Mar07

    Putin very, very pleased with Trump and his willingness to ‘compromise’

    The AP is reporting that Vladimir Putin likes Donald Trump. He really likes him. “I have no disappointment at all,” Putin said when asked about the U.S. president. “Moreover, on a personal level he made a very good impression on me.” What does Putin like most about Trump? He’s someone who will compromise. “It’s possible to negotiate...

    US envoy hopeful Russia will seek peace in eastern Ukraine
    Mar07

    US envoy hopeful Russia will seek peace in eastern Ukraine

    The United States’ special representative for Ukraine says he hopes that Russia will still “make peace and withdraw from eastern Ukraine” and that if it does, Washington stands ready to … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9AM ET!
    Mar07

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9AM ET!

    Wednesday at last! Boy, am I ever glad to have Joan McCarter and Greg Dworkin back! I can’t tell if we’re losing our footing without them, or Trump’s just taking us deeper into Crazytown than ever before. The search for answers continues! Listen right here at 9:00 AM ET! PODCAST LISTENERS: There’s a new podcast platform in...